View Full Version : is there a planar 50/2 equivalent ...
... in LTM in any brand?
seems like i ought to know this, but i do not recall what or when.
i have the 50/2.5 color skopar, and i had a canon 50/1.8. rats ... :)
the color skopar is very, very good. perhaps i should try films other than tri-x and hp5 for that look i'm looking for. the fuji 35/2 on my x100 has that "look" in digital.
The L-Hexanon 50/2.4 is an optical Planar. And as a result is very sharp. Ferider has one, and in the past has started a thread (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91341) in the Hexar forum on this lens.
This is what it looks like:
hex5024-2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/buzzardkid/4983170583/) by Johan Kuiper, Portretteur.nl, buzzardkid (http://www.flickr.com/people/buzzardkid/), on Flickr
that is a beautiful lens.
True. In the end I sold it because the collapsibleness got in the way with my shooting, too often it wasn't extended...
And, it was perfect on an M camera, but the lens mount was too wide for a Barnack, making it look misplaced on that...
Now, I have the Color-Skopar 50/2.5 too, it's as sharp as the L-Hex to my eye, and fits a Barnack much better. Just as big as the collapsed L-Hex but always ready to shoot.
I may get one of these two sharpness kings. Maybe not; I have so many sharp lenses already.
The L-Hexanon looks very nice.
I like the Pentax 43mm 1.9-L a lot, and the Summicron Version 1 too. What is there not to like about the Summicron-C 40/2 or the Heliar lenses?
It is costly:
Paul if you wanted to really just go for it you could have MS optical convert a Contax G series Planar f2/45mm.
I had one done although I sold it. They do a great job converting the lens.
The Skopar sounds like the best bet for affordability. That Hexanon is beautiful but, collapsible is sort of a bust for some. Like Johan I don't really car for that type of lens.
I tried out such a custom G 45/2. The aperture controls are finicky. The L-Hexanon looks much nicer made.
We Agree on that I think but still, it is the best match for an LTm zm planar.
Depends what you're comparing it too. Talk yourself into a lux first than decide you don't need that much speed and that the konica will do fine and it will seem incredibly cheap!
It is costly:
This is true, but if you use a Canon 50/1.8 LTM first, then the lens looks absurdly expensive.
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